The Haunting in Connecticut PG-13

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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 14, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 329,006
3 star out of 5 -- Where the film excels is in the moments of haphazard apparition....Every reflective surface becomes a reason to be alert and every oddly moving object a menacingly animated corpus.
Box Office
Mar 27, 2009
Rating: 3/5 -- Haunted-house movies would be nothing without the odd frisson of scepticism. This is the best in quite a while. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Apr 3, 2009
A run-of-the-mill spooker that often opts for Dolby jolts and Avid farts over character investment. Full Review
Cinematical
Dec 17, 2009
Cornwell should be commended for trying to tell a horror story using real characters rather than stereotypes. Full Review
The National (UAE)
Nov 1, 2018
Rating: 2/5 -- Una supuesta historia real sirve de base para un drama familiar enmarcado en un cuento de fantasmas. Nada nuevo. Previsible y efectista. Full Review
Uruguay Total
Nov 8, 2009
Rating: D- -- Woe be to you if you don't see this film in a theater packed with back talking New Yorkers. Because then you might be forced to concentrate on what's on screen.
UGO
Aug 14, 2009
If you're a big fan of creaking floorboards, sudden jolts, and abandoned funeral homes, go nuts. Full Review
TheHorrorShow
Aug 28, 2015

Product Description:

A direct descendent of classic haunted-house films like BURNT OFFERINGS (1975) and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (1979), THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT also features the classic premise of a family moving into a new home where the bad deeds of previous tenants have left a foul psychic residue. Reportedly based on true events experienced by the Snedeker family in the 1970s, Peter Cornwell's film has plenty of effective scares, but it is also a moving family drama featuring an impressive performance by Virginia Madsen (SIDEWAYS).

It is 1987, and Connecticut teenager Matt Campbell (Kyle Gallner) is undergoing painful, experimental cancer treatments. Long drives to the hospital are making a trying experience even worse, so his mother, Sara (Madsen), rents an old house and moves the family closer to Matt's clinic. Soon after moving into the house, Matt begins to have disturbing hallucinations of strange figures; but believing these visions to be unfortunate side effects of his cancer therapy, he keeps them to himself. When the visions persist, a bit of sleuthing reveals the Campbells' new abode to be an old funeral home where séances were held in the 1920s by a mortician who also had dealings in the black arts that have left some restless spirits wandering the house. The first half of THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, where it isn't clear if Matt's visions are real or imagined, is driven more by the touching story of a mother and son caught in a painful situation than by shocks and scares. Once it's confirmed that the ghosts are real, however, the film becomes a tight little thriller with some genuinely creepy moments. Martin Donovan, as the alcoholic father of the Campbell family, and Elias Koteas, as a sympathetic priest, do great work in supporting roles.

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  • UPC: 031398110903
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